[clug] SSH Public key auth + Encrypted home dir

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Mon Aug 24 07:29:23 MDT 2009

Ian Munsie <darkstarsword at gmail.com> writes:

> An interesting discussion. The first time I was aware of the issue was
> actually on Mac OS X with a similar setup, didn't know until now that Jaunty
> supports encrypted home directories - I take it that the encryption is on a
> per user basis like OS X?

Marginally different; MacOS uses a loopback mounted image, as I understand
things, while eCryptfs encrypts on a per-file basis over a normal filesystem.

> I don't really have any solutions, I'm just interested in the
> implementation.



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